Motorists driving other vehicles have just as much responsibility in keeping motorcycle riders safe as the motorcyclists do themselves. With springtime just around the corner, the number of motorcycles on Indiana roads will increase substantially, making this the perfect time to review some safety measures that can be taken by both parties.
First, let's talk about some of the common causes of motorcycle accidents. In general, other motorists don't even think about motorcycles, and therefore do not look for them. Motorcycles can be difficult to spot at times, especially when traffic is traveling at a high rate of speed.
Also, drivers of 4-wheeled vehicles are usually not accustomed to anticipating the movements of a motorcycle. Often, a motorcyclist is obstructed from a driver's view due to vehicle blind spots. Finally, sometimes a person is driving distracted by any number of things, and simply does not pay close enough attention to notice a motorcycle on the road. These are the main causes of fatal motorcycle accidents.
If both vehicle drivers as well as motorcyclist enter the roadways with a healthy consideration and respect for one another, many lives can be saved. However, there will always be unfortunate instances in which a motorcycle accident occurs. It is during those accidents that proper legal counsel can assist in determining fault as well as compensation which may be due. There is no reason a motorcycle driver should have to suffer through injuries that were caused by another motorist. In these situations, the guidance of experience attorneys can be helpful for those looking to move forward in a more-comfortable way with the justice they are owed.